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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

VSG elections pushed back one week due to coronavirus developments

All campaigning activities will resume Monday at 8 a.m; the main campus debate and the MLC caucus are both canceled.
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Emily Gonçalves
This election cycle will no longer have any in-person campaigning.

VSG primary elections will now take place March 19 through March 20, a week after the original scheduled date.

The change comes after Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente canceled classes for the week and moved the following two weeks’ classes online. VSG Elections Chair Matthew Seh said in an email to the candidates on Tuesday that the election for student body president and vice president would be delayed by exactly one week. The primary election will now take place from March 19 at 8 a.m. through March 20 at 12 p.m. The general election will take place from March 24 at 8 a.m. through March 25 ar 12 p.m. 

“This election will essentially be entirely virtual,” Seh said in an email to the Hustler.

Candidates received notification 8:17 p.m. March 9, —the evening that classes were cancelled—that the primary and general elections would be delayed by one week. Presidential and vice presidential tickets include Jared Bauman (President) and Jake Rome (Vice President), James Cannon (P) and Parker Byers (VP), Veer Shah (P) and Shun Ahmed (VP) and Syed Rahman (P) and Bryce Collings (VP). The primary election will reduce the field to two tickets.

All physical campaigning activities will be halted during the election cycle, including the main campus debate hosted by the Vanderbilt Political Review, previously scheduled for Wednesday March 11, and the caucus hosted by the Multicultural Leadership Council, previously scheduled for March 12. All other online campaigning materials have been privatized and will be public again starting on March 16 at 8 a.m. This means that all websites, campaign social media profiles and all other virtual material cannot be accessed at this time, but will be accessible starting at 8 a.m. on March 16.

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Emily Gonçalves, Former Multimedia Director
Emily Gonçalves (‘20) was the Multimedia Director of the Vanderbilt Hustler. She majored in Mathematics and Economics and minored in Latin American Studies. When she’s not taking photos, you can catch this Jersey girl making puns, singing, advocating for girls’ education and drinking lots of chocolate milk and espresso!
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